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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   294 Books
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Operations of the XIII Corps Between 3rd October & 11th November, 1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [ii]+59pp., large fldg. map (detailing the advance of the Corps). Hill & Ainsworth, Ltd., Printers, Stoke & Hanley. nd (c.1919).  #58159
Attractive, rare & detailed account of the Final Advance of Morland's XIII Corps (18th, 25th, 50th & 66th Divisions) inc. actions of Gouy, Le Catelet & Beaurevoir, the forcing of the Selle, passage of the Foret de Mormal & capture of Landrecies, &c. Appendices include Orders of Battle, Engineering & Artillery Notes, tables of captures & troops engaged, &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little spotted, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
The Red Lanyard: Journal of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 2 No. 7, August 1946. Orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., photos. & cartoons. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1946  #56527
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The History of the London Rifle Brigade 1859-1919. 1st Ed., text & mapcase: xx+515p., 6 plates, 17 sketch maps in text + 5 lge. fldg. maps in separate case. Constable. 1921  #58116
[HLMainPic] 5th Londons F&F 1914-18 Plugstreet, 2nd Ypres, 1/7/16 at Gommecourt &c. Detailed & readable history with num. anecdotes &c. Appendices inc. officers' services, awards. Complete: text + 5 fldg. maps in separate mapcase. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
The London Cyclist Battalion: A Chronicle of Events Connected with the 26th (Middx.) V.R.C., & the 25th (C. of L.) Cyclist Bn., The London Regiment, & Military Cycling in General. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 24 plates, 3 maps. Forster Groom, for the Regt. 1932  #57408
[HLMainPic] Valuable coverage of the early days of these "cads on castors" followed by active service in Waziristan 1917, Amritsar Rising & 3rd Afghan War (drafts also served in Mespot. in WW1). Officers rolls. Orig. pale blue cloth, sp. rubbed/worn o/w VG & very scarce.   £95
A Short History of the 55th Infantry Brigade in the War of 1914-18. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 51pp. Burt & Sons, Printers. nd (c.1919).  #58246
[HLMainPic] CONFIDENTIAL: For Private Circulation Only, but printed so that "every officer & man might be in possession of a short history of his Brigade before he was demobilised." Brigade of the 18th Division, consisting of 7th Queens, 7th Buffs, 8th East Surrey & 7th Royal West Kents. Contains history of its formation in 1914 & services in France 1915-18 inc. Somme 1916, Ypres 1917, German Offensive 1918, Final Advance &c., with several rolls of officers & staff, award winners (inc. citations for some representative awards, inc. MM &c.). Orig. brown printed wraps., sl. creased o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
History of the Dorsetshire Regiment, 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 3 Vols. bound in one, x+306+152+205+64pp, numerous sketches & maps (inc. 3 fldg.). Dorchester: Ling. 1932  #58285
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed history in three parts: Regular, TF & Service bns.encompassing Western Front, Gallipoli, Mespot., Palestine & Russia, fully indexed. Roll of Hon., awards. Three original parts bound together in contemp. green publisher's cloth, gilt, VG with inscrip. "To Major V. Sclater with best wishes from Dominic Hegarty with happy memories of the 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regt. Londonderry, 1919." See illustration on our website.   £125
The Standing Orders of the 1st V.B. The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 1904. [ii]+55+vipp. Wakefield: W.H. Milnes, Printer & Publisher. 1904  #50737
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c. Quite unusual Volunteer Bn. S/Os. See illustration on our website.   £12
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Water Supply - France. 1st Ed., 92pp., 37 photos., 41 plates (many fldg.). & 10 fldg. maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #58515
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated survey of a crucial aspect of the campaign, in three parts: Organization, Plant & Works, Operations, with excellent photos. & diagrams of equipment &c. including Water Points in Flanders, Water Cart Filling Points, Plan of Trench Water Point &c., with equally impressive maps/diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned, VG with small IWM withdrawn stamp to rear ep. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Geological Work on the Western Front. 1st Ed., 71pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1922  #58514
[HLMainPic] Another typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with much on tunnelling & mining in Flanders & other geological work in relation to operations &c., with an impressive range of photos. & sectional drawings, coloured maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145

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